Title VIII notices and paragraphs are addressed to the appropriate contact (the claimant,
his/her proper applicant, legal representative or payee). Notices are used to obtain
or provide information that is needed for claims development, claims adjudication,
and post-entitlement events.
There are 11 notices which cover the situations encountered during the claims development
and adjudication process. These notices contain optional paragraphs which should be
requested in the situations described in the notice sections VB 05001.011-VB 05001.021. In addition, each notice provides optional space which may be used to provide or
request information specific to an individual case.
Like other Social Security notices, title VIII notices contain fill-ins which should
be used to tailor the notice to the addressee, depending on whether it is being sent
to the claimant, a proper applicant, legal representative or guardian, or representative